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Noam Chomsky, professor, linguistics, MIT; Robert Fisk, correspondent, The Independent Robert Fisk, journalist for the UK-based publication, The Independent, recounts his experiences traveling around the world and living in the Middle East, Fisk speaks on history and geopolitics in the Middle East. His focus is on the problems with journalism in the United States, which include an over-reliance on what government authorities say and the common mode of reporting "from Baghdad" but...
Topic: media
Elaine Brown, activist, writer Elaine Brown is a lecturer, a writer, an activist, and the first female leader of one of the most influential militant civil rights groups in the US, the Black Panthers. Ms. Brown continues to uphold the vision of the Black Panthers and continues to advance some of the programs introduced by the party, but now serves a is executive director of the Michael Lewis Legal Defense Committee. This committe supports the legal appeal of Lewis "Little B", who was...
Topic: law
Sister Helen Prejean, writer, activist; Joseph F. Savage, Jr., chairman, NE Innocence Project Author and activist Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue around the unanswered questions surrounding the death penalty: Should any state have the power to execute? Is the death penalty appropriate retribution for particularly heinous murders? Does it deter crime? Does it fundamentally violate human rights? Prejean's book, Dead Man Walking, which portrays her...
Topic: law
Sharon Robinson, director, educational programming, Major League Baseball; Scott Simon, writer; Tom Oliphant, former columnist, Boston Globe Sharon Robinson and Scott Simon pay tribute to Jackie Robinson during the 60th anniversary year of his having broken the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Sharon Robinson is Jackie Robinson's daughter, and the director of Educational Programming for Major League Baseball. Scott Simon is the author of Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball....
Topic: sports
Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State; Joseph Nye, professor, foreign policy, Harvard Madeleine Albright, discusses her new book, Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership with Harvard University Professor Joseph Nye. Madeleine Albright served as Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton. PBS | NPR Forum Network program with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation 2008 Jan 13
Topic: politics
Douglas Feith, former undersecretary of US defense policy Douglas J. Feith discusses the dynamics of the first Bush term, and describes how we make foreign policy decisions. The following warnings appeared in a 2002 Bush administration memorandum:"US could fail to find WMD on the ground in Iraq." "Post-Saddam stabilization and reconstruction efforts by the United States could take not two to four years, but eight to ten years.""Iraq could experience ethnic strife among...
Topic: literature
James Traub, writer; Gillian Sorensen, senior adviser, United Nations Foundation; Iqbal Riza, former chief of staff, UN Secretary General Annan; Nancy Soderberg, National Security Council, President Bill Clinton James Traub discusses his new book The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power with Gillian Sorensen, Senior Adviser at the United Nations Foundation and Iqbal Riza, former Chief of Staff to Secretary General Kofi Annan. Nancy Soderberg, who served in...
Topic: politics
Edward Kennedy, senator, D-MA; Ali Noorani, executive director, MIRA; Corrin Williams, director, CDEC; Melanie Falcon, student reporter, Emerson College US Senator Ted Kennedy hosts Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), and Corrin Williams, Director, Community Economic Development Center, in a studio discussion revolving around the New Bedford, MA Immigration Worker Raid which took place in March, 2007 at a New Bedford factory....
Topic: politics
Lydia Bergen, manager, sustainable fisheries initiative, NEAQ; George Kierstead, executive chef, NEAQ Aquarium Fish stocks around the world are threatened by overfishing. The aquaculture industry is expanding at an exponential pace. The demand for seafood globally is increasing every year. How can we maintain our natural marine resources and feed our global community? The Seafood Choices Movement is striving to tackle this question and the New England Aquarium is deeply embedded in this...
Topic: environment